Brazilian Beef Stroganoff

Oi Gente!!

This Brazilian Beef Stroganoff is a delicious comfort food that your family is going to love. It’s made with tender pieces of beef, smothered in a creamy sauce, and typically served with little potato sticks on top, adding fun and texture. The best part? This dish is so quick and easy to prepare that you can have dinner ready and on the table in 30 minutes.

And if you love stroganoff, try my Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff Recipe, too!

Brazilian Beef Stroganoff served with rice and potato sticks

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Beef Stroganoff – A Classic Dish With a Brazilian Twist

Beef Stroganoff, or Estrogonofe de Carne, as we call it in Portuguese, is a very popular dish in Brazil. Despite the fact that estrogonofe de carne is part of the everyday Brazilian life, this dish is actually Russian!

The biggest difference between the classic Russian and the Brazilian stroganoff is that the classic version uses mustard, vegetable or beef stock (occasionally uses tomato sauce, too) and is finished with sour cream. The Brazilian version uses tomato sauce (or paste) mixed with heavy cream and is almost always served with white rice or potato sticks (batata palha).

In addition to the Brazilian version, there are so many other different variations of beef stroganoff around the world, and different ways to serve it. Some places serve it with crepes, pancakes, or noodles and others make the dish with different meats altogether, even sausage!

In Brazil we love stroganoff so much we have 2 more variations of Brazilian stroganoff, one with chicken and one with shrimp.

I hope you love this this Brazilian version of beef stroganoff as much as I do!!

Beijinhos xx

Brazilian Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

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For your Stroganoff ingredients, you’re going to need:

  • Olive oil
  • High-quality beef cut into cubes or sliced into strips
  • Diced onion
  •  Brazilian sofrito or Cloves of minced garlic
  • Sliced white mushrooms
  • Tomato paste
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Check out the recipe card below for all the amounts and more details.

What Meat to Use for Beef Stroganoff

You’re going to want to use quality cuts of beef because they’re tender, juicy and have the most flavor. Yes, you can tenderize tougher cuts of beef, but that just adds to the work and the mess, besides, it really just isn’t worth it.

Tender Cuts of Beef I Recommend for this recipe:

  • Filet Mignon (my personal favorite)
  • Top Sirloin
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Boneless Ribeye

How to Make Beef Stroganoff the Brazilian Way

The Sear:

Step 1. Season your beef and let it sit on the counter for about 20 minutes. We’re doing this to make sure the beef isn’t straight-out-of-the-fridge cold when we add it to the pan. If the beef is cold, it reduces the heat in the pan, and it slow cooks the meat, causing it to become chewy. No thanks!! Then, place the beef in a hot oiled pan and give them a quick sear (30 seconds to a minute). The quick sear is important for the same reason as the temperature of the meat going into the pan. If you saute it for too long, it starts to get tough.

Step 2. Remove the beef and set it aside on a plate and then add the onions to the hot pan. Saute the onions for 2-3 minutes and then add in the garlic and saute for another minute or two.

Step 3. Add in the sliced mushrooms.

The Sauce:

Step 4. Cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes until they have wilted down.

Step 5. Add the beef back in, then the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. Saute for about 2 minutes while stirring.

Step 6. Add water and let the pan simmer for a few minutes. Make sure to stir and scrape any bits of food off of the sides and the bottom of the pan.

Step 7. Add in the heavy cream and let the beef stroganoff simmer just a few minutes longer. Give it a final stir, and that’s it.

Step 8. Scoop, garnish and serve!

Bom Apetite!!

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Brazilian Beef Stroganoff

This Brazilian Beef Stroganoff is a delicious comfort food that your family is going to love. It's made with tender pieces of beef, smothered in a creamy sauce, and typically served with little potato sticks on the top, adding fun and texture. The best part? This dish is so quick and easy to prepare that you can have dinner ready and on the table in 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Aline Shaw

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs high quality beef such as fillet mignon, beef tenderloin, top sirloin, ribeye steak cut into cubes or sliced into strips
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Brazilian sofrito or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Season the beef pieces with salt and pepper, and let it sit on the counter at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Place a large heavy bottomed pan or dutch oven over medium to high heat. Add the olive oil, and when the oil is hot, add in the beef pieces, and quick sear them in a single layer, no longer than a minute or 2.
  • Remove the beef from the pan, place it on a plate and reserve.
  • Using that same pan, sauté the onions over medium heat – about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, and sauté until fragrant – about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms, and sauté until the mushrooms wilt down – about 5-6 mins.
  • Add the beef back in, then the tomato paste, the Worcestershire, and the ketchup and saute for about 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan, and simmer a couple of minutes, stirring and scraping any bits off the sides and bottom of the pan.
  • Add in the the cream, and simmer just a couple more minutes and you're all done!

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    38 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      I love the step by step images! I can’t wait to make this recipe. It looks delicious, plus I’ve never had Brazillian Stroganoff and I am excited to try it!

    2. 5 stars
      I LOVE how you’ve adapted a classic to have Brazilian flavors! Beef strog is one of my favorite dishes, I’m so excited about your version.

    3. 5 stars
      I don’t think i’ve ever had beef stroganoff! you provided a detailed recipe with so many photos to guide me I feel like I can try this and pull it off. Looks delicious!!! Now I’m hungry!

    4. 5 stars
      You had me at “little potato sticks on top” 😀 I’m kidding, I was intriguied by the whole dish itself, not just the accompaniment. I didn’t know there is a Brazilian variety to stroganoff, so it was interesting to read about the differences.

    5. 5 stars
      I can never get tired of beef stroganoff. There is something about this recipe that I want to make over and over again. And this recipe is not an exception – can’t wait for the weekend now! 😉

    6. 5 stars
      Oh my goodness what a delicious twist to a classic dish! My mouth is watering. I definitely need to try this soon…so comforting!

    7. I miss Brazilian food sooo badly. I loved there for a year and a half 15 yrs ago and have major SAUDADES!!! Thank you for the recipe! I’ll
      Be making it tonight!!!
      Obrigada!!

    8. Gonna make this. But my favorite Brazilian resturant makes it with chicken. Is it the same ingredients with chicken??? Thank you for sharing.

    9. Perfeito! My Brazilian and American friends love it. I’m biased because I’m Brazilian, and so this version has always been my favorite. But even my American friends and family who never cared for strogonoff over noodles, as made in the U.S., fell in love with this delicious and easy to make recipe. Obrigada, Aline!

    10. 5 stars
      Muito bom! Sou casada com americano e fiquei com receio do gosto não agradar o paladar do meu esposo, más para minha surpresa ele adorou e eu também. Nota 10.

    11. 5 stars
      All I see are compliments in the comments – So I went ahead and made them. They were so GOOD! Very delicious.

    12. 5 stars
      I’m American, but I lived in Brasil for many years and I absolutely love this site – best Brazilian recipes I’ve found anywhere. this recipe is spot on with what you eat in Brasilian homes! So delicious!! Now your just need some cold Antartica Guarana to make this a perfect meal!!

    13. 5 stars
      Absolutely delicious! Reminds me so much of my mama’s stroganoff. We used ribeye and it is *chefs kiss*

    14. 5 stars
      SO DELICIOUS! This is my go-to brazilian beef stroganoff recipe!! My boyfriend is Brazilian and is extremely particular with all things Brazilian cuisine in America, and this passed the test with FLYING colors! The only thing I add here is a small amount of mustard to the pan before adding the cream (personal preference, and I dont measure it… just go by taste). Thanks so much for this recipe!!

    15. 5 stars
      10 years ago I had an au pair from Brazil and she made this stroganoff. I was having a craving and happy to find your recipe so I can recreate her dinner.

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